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Old 01-01-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up So you are going on the road off season

Heating and where to stay. All the camp grounds & seasonal businesses will be closed & unoccupied. Shore power will be unavailable, better have your own generator. Your heater, with its heavy amp draw, will quickly tell you the state of your electrical system & batteries. Better have some heavy blankets. Walmart is always open. Chain that generator. Your cell will be your only contact with the world.
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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It's 76 degrees out right now, so I'm not sure what you mean...
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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Heating and where to stay. All the camp grounds & seasonal businesses will be closed & unoccupied. Shore power will be unavailable, better have your own generator. Your heater, with its heavy amp draw, will quickly tell you the state of your electrical system & batteries. Better have some heavy blankets. Walmart is always open. Chain that generator. Your cell will be your only contact with the world.
I aways pack some winter coveralls along with the tools and stuff as well - just in case!

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Old 01-01-2016, 01:57 PM   #4
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Or, you could come to the West coast and enjoy open campgrounds and all the amenities.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:22 PM   #5
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What is "off season". Don't people camp year around? Leaving Sunday for a couple of weeks on the Redneck Riviera.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:43 PM   #6
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The concern with off season camping might be the unpredictable nature of the weather. Major flooding, snow and ice in Texas, and those pesky tornadoes across the South seem to make watching the forecasts and being flexible as to location a full time job. So, if you are going, be careful out there. Pat
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:49 PM   #7
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This IS out travel season, fall, winter, early spring. We're in our Airstream, in AZ watching football with the windows open. Who would leave a lake cabin in Minnesota in summer.

But we have left home way too late; no water system, lots of blankets, plenty of propane, set the furnace very low to conserve battery and propane, don't tow on snow or ice.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:23 PM   #8
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Given the mild winter we've been having, I regret having stored our trailer away for the season. We could easily go out and camp. Project for the next season: install a wood burning stove.

That should allow us to go off the grid for far longer into fall and even winter if there's little or no snow.

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Old 01-02-2016, 08:08 AM   #9
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Wood burning stove.

Who makes that little bugger?
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #10
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That's the "Little Cod"

LITTLE COD INFO & SPECS.
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I can sympathize with my Northern brethren, but here in the Gulf Coast area I haven't needed to winterize yet; the lowest overnight low so far, camping or not, has been in the low 40s.

Since I bought my Airstream when I was still working for a living, if had I lived in an area where the camping season was only 8 or 9 months long I probably wouldn't have bought one at all, since fully half of the 10 Federal holidays and associated long weekends— Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, MLK Day— occur in months when I wouldn't have been able to use it.

I don't know how you guys can put up with not being able to camp year-round. I'd have separation anxiety if I couldn't use my Airstream every few weeks.
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That is the cutest little woodstove.

I would have one about half that size in the Interstate.....if f there were someplace to put it.

Ain't nothin' like wood heat.


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That is the cutest little woodstove.

I would have one about half that size in the Interstate.....if f there were someplace to put it.

Ain't nothin' like wood heat.


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Is there a free wall someplace? You could go with a Dickinson stove:

Newport Solid Fuel Heater - Dickinson Marine | Dickinson Marine

Also available in propane or diesel.

Forgot to mention that the maker of the Little Cod also makes the Sardine, which is 12"Dx12"Wx11"H.

http://www.marinestove.com/sardineinfo.htm
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Every season is travel season... you just vary your routes and destinations to match. We enjoy travel all year around.
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